Cubic phase Sn-rich GeSn nanocrystals in a Ge matrix

A.A. Tonkikh, N.D. Zakharov, Alexandra Suvorova, C. Eisenschmidt, J. Schilling, P.G. Werner

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We report on the synthesis of a novel optoelectronic material, Sn-rich Ge1-xSnx nanocrystals in a Ge matrix. The nanocrystals have been formed after annealing of a metastable Ge-rich Ge1-ySn y film, which was embedded in the Ge matrix. Electron microscopy investigations have revealed that these nanocrystals possess two lattice types: (i) a diamondlike cubic structure with a high Sn fraction (x > 0.5) and (ii) an ordered zincblende structure (x = 0.5). © 2014 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1617-1622
JournalCrystal Growth & Design
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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